Survivor Panama final four cliffhanger concludes Sunday during the season finale

Survivor Panama teased us last night, making us wait, for the first time ever, to see who will be voted off. As the words “to be continued” appeared on the screen, Cirie and Danielle were facing off in a Tribal Council tiebreaker challenge.

The challenge–and the season–conclude on Sunday starting at 8 p.m. ET. And as usual, the two-hour finale will be followed by a one-hour reunion, where we will be reintroduced to all the people we forgot about.

Interestingly, the final four each represented one of the original four tribes, which were divided by age and sex. Also of note is the fact that the season’s other twist, the hidden immunity idol, was never used the entire season. It’s now useless. Terry might have needed it last night, but Aras and Cirie voted for Danielle instead of him, so arguably it served its purpose, protecting Terry–and generating buzz about the show.

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Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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